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, matt cartwright who spent his career in scranton, pennsylvania, working in the family law firm. the pennsylvania democrat was bitten by the political bug after a republican driven redistricting effort created a brand-new district for long-time congressman and fellow drm tim holden. running to the left of holden cartwright campaigned on the environment, corporate tax reform and openly embraced the president's health care reform. something his democratic rival voted against. cartwright won the democratic primary by double digits and went on to easily beat his republican challenger. joining me, congressman matt cartwright. also joining with us fellow freshman who we met a few weeks ago. we save the biography a little bit. indiana republican congressman luke messer, president of the republican freshman class. congressman cartwright, you are one of four presidents, i need to get that clear, right? have you guys decided how you serve? >> that's -- we have. the first year is going to be split. we have co-presidents the first year between me and a terrific congressman from san antonio,
-sex marriage for the first time this week. the court will consider challenges to two laws, california's proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure, that added a marriage ban to that state's constitution, and the defense of marriage act, a '96 law, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage, depriving gay couples of federal benefits. the nine justices will weigh in on the constitutionality of marriage laws at a time when public opinion has dramatically shifted on the issue. 38 states, though, still ban it, either by law or constitutional amendment. here for a impressive view, nbc news justice correspondent, pete williams. pete, good morning. big week. set the stage for us. >> reporter: right. well, both cases basically raise the same constitutional question. can the states or the federal government, under the constitution, discriminate against gays and lesbians but not either recognizing their marriages or permitting them to marry. the advocates of proposition 8 say yes. marriage should be the tradition should be observed, we shouldn't rush into this. and marriage s
if you end up getting a law that is passed, one person we mentioned with rick santorum that opposes immigration reform would be able to have that space and go after the rand pauls and marco rubios. he 13 hour filibuster. who would have thought he had the two top finishers with rand paul and marco rubio on board with the comprehensive reform. >> rand paul is the leader that ron paul never had. that last race that kelly o'donnell reported on, it's no slam dunk at all that he would go on to win. he pieced that 35%. >> if he gets close to 50 and i don't think a lot of people are expecting that, he is in good shape for the april 2nd run off. he is around 30 to 35%. 60 to 65% who are anti-sanford he has to win in the run off. >> it will be fascinating and we thank you so much for joining us. we continue to follow breaking news out of nevada. seven marines have died as a result of a live fire training accident. the ammunition storage facility in western nevada, at least seven others were injured in a training exercise overnight. we will keep an update on that throughout the show. next, on
on your guys' part because of the voter id law supported a lot of swing states that this report shows will effect minority voters. what is your response to him? >> i'm not going to engage in an argument with michael. the fact is that you have to have the resources to be able to have an effective ground operation in minority communities. one of the things that we've done at the rnc and i don't think anyone argues with this is we brought our financial condition back in order so we can hire hundreds of people across america which is what this plan calls for. i'm not looking to hire two people down the hallway and call it inclusion. i'm looking to get in the communities by the hundreds with paid people to make the case for the republican party. look, i think that's really the heart of what we're trying to do at the rnc. we're not competing the dnc, luke. we're competing with president obama's organization that is a granular community based organization that is perpetual in its nature and the fact is we have to get with it and do the same thing and try to do it even better. and so, look, i
. this is a budget outline that will never be law. let's talk broadly about the ryan budget. is the ryan budget good or bad politics for republicans not named paul ryan? it seems to be good politics for paul ryan, it got him as the vice presidential nominee. is it good politics in general? >> it depends. it depends on where you're running and what districts. and it depends on how certain members of the republican party decide to change the messaging on this. we saw paul brown now making some trouble saying that the paul ryan budget isn't conservative enough. he's running for the senate in georgia. if he's going to say that the ryan budget doesn't cut enough and starts pulling people off of even the ryan budget, well, you know, that is going to be some very, very tricky politics for the republican party and something the democrats will use against them in places that are competitive. >> now, tricky politics, republicans no question on the ryan budget and budgeting in general. tricky politics on guns for democrats. now, the assault weapons ban stripped out of the broader senate bill, harry reid has ta
? tomorrow is the anniversary of the president's health care law. what is going to happen to his brother's senate seat? we're following developing news out of the u.s. marine corps base in quantico, virginia as well where officials say a murder-suicide has left three marines dead. but first, a look ahead at today's politics planner. i know chuck has 2:10 eastern time, pacific versus miami circled. i on the other hand have it's 6:50 technically tip off time for the florida gulf coast vs. my georgetown hoyas. please let us win. and in the meantime you're watching "daily rundown" only on msnbc. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. ♪ 'cause germs don't stick on me ♪ [ female announcer ] band-aid brand has quiltvent technology with air channels to let boo boos
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